Guy Butterworth

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French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during …

San Francisco

Camera-carrying turtles reveal seagrass decline

Sea turtles fitted with video cameras have revealed a decline in seagrass health in Shark Bay following a catastrophic marine heat wave in …

Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

Renewable Energy

8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Plastic is one of those inventions that transformed the world. It's light, durable and you can make lots of things with it.<p>But it's also transforming Earth's oceans — and not in a good way. A lot of plastic ends up there. Scientists are just now getting a handle on how much plastic has gone to …

Pollution

Greens warn ‘carbon bubble’ could be the next financial crisis | Molly Scott Cato MEP

Greens call for divestment from fossil fuels<p>Greens are using Global Divestment Day to sound a warning over the so called ‘carbon bubble’. They are …

The cost of wind and solar power keeps dropping all over the world

Many people have probably heard that it's getting cheaper to install rooftop solar panels in the US. But that's just part of an even bigger trend. Since 2010, the cost of renewable energy has been plummeting all over the world.<p>David Roberts highlights a new study from the International Renewable …

The 8 Best Things That Happened to the Planet in January 2015

Here at Planet Experts, we report on a lot of foul, fetid and foolish events and entities messing with our planet, but that’s not the whole story. …

Scotland Just Announced An Indefinite Ban On Fracking

The Scottish government has announced that it will place a temporary ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as …

Fossil Fuels

Feds Opening Waters to Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> January 28th, 2015<p>The Atlantic’s powerful bluster twirls thousands of wind turbines off the coast of Europe, sending …

Solar Power Capacity In The U.K. Nearly Doubled Last Year - Solar Industry

The U.K.'s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reports that solar electricity generation almost doubled over the course of last year, with …

7 Super Cool Tiny Houses Revolutionizing Micro-Living

For a long time in America, the dominant mentality was always "bigger is better." Finally, "small is beautiful" is having its moment. Tiny houses …

Here comes an energy efficiency revolution

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is always a giant carnival of the latest gizmos. There are massive pavilions packed with stuff like hi-def displays, personal robots and wearable devices, much of it rolled out in over-the-top stage shows.<p>All of the shows, booths and gadgets require tons …

25 Brilliant Tiny Homes That Will Inspire You To Live Small

Despite the environmentally friendly focus, the homes are equisite.<p>Homemade micro housing<p>Constructed entirely from recycled materials, these caravans …

IKEA Sales of Sustainable Products Exceed $1 Billion in 2014

Image Credit: William Murphy<p>Related:<p><b>IKEA</b> sold more than €1 billion ($1.13 billion) of sustainable products in 2014, a 58 percent increase over the …

Renewable energy costs expected to drop 40% in next few years

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world, …

Will Africa's biggest wind power project transform Kenya's growth?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kenya has stepped up its efforts to transform 40,000 acres of land into a wind farm, in a bid to meet growing demand for electricity.<p>The 300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which is being developed in the country's North-East, hopes to produce 20% of the country's current installed …

Renewable Energy

A Humanist Approach To Environmental Issues

The central goal of my recently-released book <i>The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels</i> is to challenge—and change—the way we think about the morality of using not just fossil fuels but any form of energy. In particular, I think we urgently need to adopt a <i>humanist</i> instead of a <i>naturist</i> approach to thinking …

Fossil Fuels

Greenpeace And The EFF Flew A Protest Blimp Around The NSA’s Massive Utah Data Center

The cheek. The cheek!<p>When the government is out building a massive data center so that it can store more of the data that it hoovers up from around the world, what do you do? Well you probably can’t get much in the way of a day pass, but as Firefly taught us, <i>you can’t take the skies from me</i>.<p>And so …

8 Detoxifying Poses + Kundalini Kriyas

66<p>SHARES<p>Whether it's too much turkey or Grandma's famous pumpkin pie, the holidays tend to lead to overindulgence. But they also provide a great …

Pose Finder

Need step-by-step instructions for a yoga pose? Browse this alphabetical list for pose benefits, how-to information, and contraindications. Your …

200 Key Sanskrit Yoga Terms

4.2K<p>SHARES<p><i>Excerpted with permission from the author: traditionalyogastudies.com. Copyright 1999 by Georg Feuerstein</i><p><b>Abhyasa</b>: practice; cf.</b> …

Hinduism

Fracking to be banned in national parks, Government concedes

Government u-turn introduces outright ban on fracking in national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty as well as new red tape on shale gas companies<p>Fracking will be banned in national parks and new red tape imposed on shale gas companies, the Government has announced, in a major …